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Snowstorm hits northern Plains

FARGO--Up to a half foot of snow was headed from South Dakota into eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota Tuesday night and the storm was expected to reduce visibility on Wednesday, WDAY Meteorologist Aaron White said.

FARGO--Up to a half foot of snow was headed from South Dakota into eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota Tuesday night and the storm was expected to reduce visibility on Wednesday, WDAY Meteorologist Aaron White said.

White said the storm was on its way from the Sisseton, S.D., area and would reach Fargo at 10 p.m., then continue overnight.

He said the snowfall would drop off late this morning or in the afternoon. High winds of 15 to 30 mph would reduce visibility all day today.

White predicted 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Meanwhile, the storm coming from South Dakota has already caused problems there as Interstate 90 was closed indefinitely from Chamberlain in the central part of the state to Rapid City in the far west in the Black Hills.

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Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety said white-out conditions with zero to near zero visibility, icy roads and drifting snow were making travel almost impossible in some areas.

Conditions were expected to deteriorate overnight along with winds gusting to 40 mph or more across the state much of the day on Wednesday. These segments of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Crews were suspending plowing already Tuesday night.

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